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DDR3 Question

By acacia666avenue
Sep 19, 2007
  1. I was going to upgrad my ddr2 memory to some 800Mhz, but i see that DDR3 ram is out. I was also going to upgrade my mobo in the near future and was wondering when DDR3 SLI mobo's will be out and if I should wait to purchase my RAM. And also is there going to be a new nvidia chipset soon? Please help if anyone knows anything. Thanks
     
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 718

    The ASUS P5KC and P5K3 support ddr3 ram. It is too expensive to justify the performance gain to date. (From what I read).
     
  3. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    Nvidia geforce 9 series is out soon. :p

    Regards Jase
     
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    OK, umm seems like they forgot one of the questions... Probably next year sli ddr3 mobos will come out. I think that nvidea didnt have rights to the chipset, so no sli, as you read amd/ati have the rights to the southbridge it seems. So for me, I know that if ati comes out with better cards and ever gets on top of their darn game I'll go crossfire.

    Even so crossfire will still suck as to not both of the pci e slots are x16.
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    DDR3 is uber expensive and really not worth it at this time, but if you got the bux, feel free to spend.
     
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    If you buy DDr3 just make sure you do your homework. I tried to do a rating/dollar ratio to see which would be best for me. I do notice some difference from my ddr2 setup. I have plenty more bandwidth than before, and my system starts up to windows about 10 seconds faster. I could go on and on, but just make sure you do your research.
     
  7. Sorrow

    Sorrow TS Rookie Posts: 141

    If i remember right...DDR2 800 is faster then the low end DDR3s =O Do you even notice the difference? I'm using standard DDR and its quite fast, And since the prices are just so expensive I don't think its worth it spending so much money now, Wait a few months or a year. =O
     
  8. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

    Early next year, what's that to do with DDR3?
     
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42


    low end ddr3 starts at 800, that's why, but anything 1300+ u can notice a difference, especially in game fps
     
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    the few miliseconds shaved will not even be noticed.
     
  11. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,266   +42

    miliseconds? yeah i guess if you're running ddr3 800, but then what's the dog on point of buying ddr3 right, well at least if you're going that low.
     
     
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